'''Henry Beam Piper''' (March 23, 1904 – ) was an American list of science fiction authors|science fiction author
. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history
He wrote under the name '''H. Beam Piper'''. Another source gives his name as "Horace Beam Piper" and a different date of death.
[John F. Carr|Carr, John F., ''H. Beam Piper: A Biography'', McFarland, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7864-3375-9, p.10. According to Carr, during his lifetime Piper claimed the "H." stood for "Horace" and the son of Piper's good friend, Ferd Coleman, claimed it stood for Herbert.]
His gravestone says "Henry Beam Piper". Piper himself may have been the source of part of the confusion; he told people the H stood for Horace, encouraging the assumption that he used the initial because he disliked his name. On a copy of "Little Fuzzy" given to...